The International Aid Transparency Initiative - IATI - has evolved rapidly since its launch in 2008. Here are some of the key moments.
IATI is launched at the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana.
The UK’s Department for International Development is the first organisation to publish data to IATI.
IATI members agree the first version of the IATI Standard.
The World Bank is the first multilateral agency to publish to IATI. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is the first foundation to publish.
Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR) is the first non-governmental organisation to publish data to IATI.
At the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, the US government announces they are joining IATI. The outcome document, endorsed by many governments, multilateral institutions and civil society organisations includes a specific commitment on transparency that references IATI.
100th organisation publishes to IATI.
Members agree IATI Standard’s first integer change to version 2.01, adding more rigour to the Standard and allowing publishers to provide better quality data.
IATI Standard version 2.02 released. New features focus on improving data on humanitarian financing and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Netherlands is the second government to introduce mandatory rules for organisations receiving their aid to report their spending to IATI.
Governments, multilateral institutions and other international organisations sign-up to the Grand Bargain at the first World Humanitarian Summit. This commitment includes publishing timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding within two years, and identifies IATI as the basis for a common standard.
The 500th organisation publishes their data to IATI.
UN Secretary-General commits the United Nations Development System to publishing spending and results through “system-wide enrolment” into IATI.
The one-millionth activity is reported to IATI. Over 600 organisations have published their data since 2011.
Belgium joins the UK and the Netherlands as the third government to introduce mandatory rules for organisations receiving their aid to report their spending to IATI.
IATI reaches 90 members, representing governments, multilaterals, foundations, private sector and civil society organisations.
IATI celebrates 10 years since it was launched.
900th organisation publishes their data to IATI.
1000 organisations now publish their development and humanitarian spending to IATI
IATI Strategic Plan (2020-2025) approved at annual Members’ Assembly
IATI reaches 1500 publishers
IATI Publisher Tool is launched for small and medium sized publishers.
IATI has new Secretariat arrangements. UNDP hosts the Secretariat and is responsible for IATI’s policy and technology services. UNOPS is the Secretariat’s service provider of the initiative’s legal and operational functions, and Open Data Services is the Secretariat’s technology delivery partner (contracted via UNDP).